Pinellas County Schools earns full accreditation from AdvancEDPinellas County Schools has earned the distinction of districtwide accreditation from AdvancED.With this distinction, all district schools are now accredited by AdvancED, the parent organization of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).“I am proud that our district has reached this significant milestone. Accreditation through AdvancED provides Pinellas County Schools and every school in the district with a globally recognized distinction of quality,” said Superintendent Michael A. Grego. “It demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement and provides us with tools and support to become the best we can be for our students and families.”Earning and maintaining accreditation will help the entire district align and focus its priorities, goals and actions; and improve systems and processes to better drive student achievement. Accreditation will also provide PCS with performance-based tools and strategies for continuous improvement.The status formalizes the recommendation of a team of AdvancED evaluators that visited the district in February. The team made its recommendation after visiting schools, examining district documents, and interviewing staff, district officials and community stakeholders. In all, AdvancED team members observed 226 classrooms and met with 468 stakeholders.